Glades County Road Watch report for week of Nov. 18

GLADES COUNTY  US 27 from SR 78 in Lakeport to SR 78 in Ortona: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.  SR 78 from Buckhead Ridge to just west of the Kissimmee River: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be […]

Washington Park sewer grant request goes to state

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement for community development block grant engineering services for the Washington Park Improvement Project with Craig A. Smith (CAS) Governmental Services Inc. on Nov. 13. County Manager Martin Murphy brought forward the county’s grant application for the project, which will eliminate aging and/or failing […]

Voters choose judges and legislators

These are results, as reported unofficially on election night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (floridaelectionwatch.gov), in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

Glades at a Glance

Moore Haven Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility to hold lunch MOORE HAVEN ­— Moore Haven Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility, 1282 E. State Road 78, will hold a Fourth Quarter Community Relations Board Luncheon on Dec. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. An R.S.V.P. is required by Nov. 30. For more information contact or RSVP contact […]

Hendry and Glades County elections hotly contested

In elections south of Lake Okeechobee, two seats on the Glades County Board of Commissioners and one Hendry County Board seat were contested, and there were seven candidates for Clewiston City Commission, including the three members whose terms end this year. One challenger collected more votes than even the mayor of Clewiston, and longtime Commissioner […]

Chow Down Food Trucks will in arrive in Moore Haven Nov. 1

MOORE HAVEN — Chow Down Food Trucks will arrive at Moore Haven Riverside Park, 299 Riverside Drive SW, on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your family to enjoy the food, fun, live music and kid zone. For more information visit facebook.com/chowdownfl

Glades candidates discuss their goals for county

MOORE HAVEN — Four candidates are on the ballot for two Glades County commissioner positions in Tuesday’s election. Incumbent John Ahern faces challenger Jerri Lynn Schlueter for the Glades County Board seat of District 4; Jeff Barnes is running against Donna Storter Long for her District 2 seat. County Board District 2 Jeff Barnes: A […]

News from the Glades County Property Appraiser: Tax Roll Certification

The 2018 Glades County Tax Rolls have been certified to Gail Jones, tax collector, and she has asked that I let you know that your tax bills will be mailed on Oct. 31. Understanding Amendment 1 & 2 As your property appraiser, I want to be sure that you are informed of any legislation that […]

Glades County Road Watch Report for week of Oct. 28

SR 78 from SR 29 to US 27: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. SR 78 from US 27 to Indian Prairie: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use […]

Abandoned vessels in Glades County to be investigated

MOORE HAVEN — Community Development Director Susan BuChans presented a plan ultimately OK’d by the Glades County Board earlier this month that may lead to the removal of four partially sunken vessels in county waters, financed mostly by the state. She told commissioners that the county can apply to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation […]